> Also, Iannini has written another book, called 'Build your own working
> fibre optic, infra red and laser space age projects' (1987). Does
> anyone own this book and if so, is it worth getting?
It's OK. The TC and the explosion(?) on the front cover seem to be
there just for visual appeal...I can't find anything about them in the
book. The book deals mostly with lasers (diode, HeNe, ruby, high
power CO2) and accessories (pulse detector, IR viewing device,
fiberoptic communications, voice modulation for HeNe). The last two
projects are a plasma display and a high-voltage DC generator
(HV flyback transformer w/rectification and voltage multipier).
Steven Roys (sroys-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu)